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Peter Dinda

Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical and Computer Engineering


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3507
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Ph.D. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.S. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Peter Dinda is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northwestern University, and also holds an appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.   He headed the Computer Engineering and Systems division for five years within the previous Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.   He holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He works in experimental computer systems, particularly parallel and distributed systems, and has authored over 140 scientific papers, authored or is a major contributor to several large publicly available codebases, and holds five patents. His research currently involves virtualization and operating systems for distributed and parallel computing, programming languages for parallel computing, and empathic systems for bridging individual user satisfaction and systems-level decision-making. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. You can find out more about him at pdinda.org

Selected Publications

  • Wilkins, Michael; Weil, Garrett; Arnold, Luke; Hardavellas, Nikolaos; Dinda, Peter, Evaluating Functional Memory-Managed Parallel Languages for HPC using the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2023).
  • Deiana, Enrico Armenio; Suchy, Brian; Wilkins, Michael; Homerding, Brian; McMichen, Tommy; Dunajewski, Katarzyna; Dinda, Peter; Hardavellas, Nikos; Campanoni, Simone, Program State Element Characterization, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc (2023).
  • Wilkins, Michael; Westrick, Sam; Kandiah, Vijay; Bernat, Alex; Suchy, Brian; Deiana, Enrico Armenio; Campanoni, Simone; Acar, Umut A.; Dinda, Peter; Hardavellas, Nikos, WARDen, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc (2023).
  • Dinda, Peter; Wanninger, Nick; Ma, Jiacheng; Bernat, Alex; Bernat, Charles; Ghosh, Souradip; Kraemer, Christopher; Elmasry, Yehya, FPVM, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc (2022).
  • Suchy, Brian; Ghosh, Souradip; Kersnar, Drew; Chai, Siyuan; Huang, Zhen; Nelson, Aaron; Cuevas, Michael; Bernat, Alex; Chaudhary, Gaurav; Hardavellas, Nikos; Campanoni, Simone; Dinda, Peter, CARAT CAKE, Association for Computing Machinery (2022).
  • Ma, Jiacheng; Wang, Wenyi; Nelson, Aaron; Cuevas, Michael; Homerding, Brian; Liu, Conghao; Huang, Zhen; Campanoni, Simone; Hale, Kyle; Dinda, Peter, Paths to openmp in the kernel, IEEE Computer Society (2021).
  • Rainey, Mike; Newton, Ryan R.; Hale, Kyle; Hardavellas, Nikolaos; Campanoni, Simone; Dinda, Peter; Acar, Umut A., Task parallel assembly language for uncompromising parallelism, Association for Computing Machinery:1064-1079 (2021).
  • Ghosh, Souradip; Cuevas, Michael; Campanoni, Simone; Dinda, Peter, Compiler-based timing for extremely fine-grain preemptive parallelism, IEEE Computer Society (2020).